Happy 25th Birthday, Game Boy

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If you were a kid back in 1989, chances are you really, really wanted a Game Boy.

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From the vault: Inauguration of the Eiffel Tower

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125 years ago today, on March 31, 1889, engineer Gustave Eiffel climbed the 1,710 steps of the Eiffel Tower to unfurl the French tricolor, officially marking the completion of his crowning achievement.

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Vet who says he was ‘kissing sailor’ in famous photo dies

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Navy veteran who claimed to be the sailor who was kissing a nurse in the famous Alfred Eisenstaedt photo taken in Times Square on V-J day has died.

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Throwback Thursday: Powell posts 1950s selfie

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Colin Powell shows that he was decades ahead of the curve when he posted a “selfie” from sixty years ago on Facebook.

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Flashback! NBC anchors ‘glimpse the future’ of Internet in archive videos 

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Happy 25th birthday, World Wide Web! With these NBC News archive clips from 1994 and 1995, we go back to when the World Wide Web and Internet were mere mysteries. See what Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Bryant Gumbel, Tom Brokaw – and Bill Gates – had to say so many years ago.

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The science of selfies: how pictures help us claim our identity

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This week’s selfie at the Oscars was a record-breaker for Twitter, but just a drop in the bucket for the traffic in smartphone self-portraits.

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World’s oldest person ‘kind of happy’ to turn 116

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Misao Okawa, a Japanese woman believed to be the world’s oldest person, turned 116 on Wednesday and celebrated by tucking into a white cake decorated with strawberries and candles.

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Happy Birthday: World Wide Web to turn 25

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In 1989, Bart Simpson made his television debut, Danielle Radcliffe was born and Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed an “information management” system that would allow people to access pages hosted on computers across the globe.

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Tiny crystal is oldest known piece of earth, scientists say

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Scientists using two different age-determining techniques have shown that a tiny zircon crystal found on a sheep ranch in western Australia is the oldest known piece of our planet, dating to 4.4 billion years ago.

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Flashback: Opening Ceremonies through the years

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The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. A lot has changed since then. Those 1924 Games weren’t even called Olympics - they were the ‘Winter Sports Week.’ And the Opening Ceremony was a low-tech affair compared to the complex theatricality that marks the modern Opening Ceremonies of today.

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Older than Giza: 4,600-year-old pyramid uncovered in Egypt

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Archaeologists working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, have uncovered a step pyramid that dates back about 4,600 years, predating the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades.

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World’s oldest known flamingo dies aged 83

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It was born at the end of the Great Depression and survived World War II - and an attack by youths - but “Greater,” the world’s oldest known flamingo, died at a zoo in Australia Friday aged 83.

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30 years ago on TODAY: Apple shows off original Macintosh computer

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Today marks 30 years since Steve Jobs introduced the original Macintosh computer. Bryant Gumbel announced the news on TODAY and got an explanation on why we call it a “mouse”. 

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Holocaust survivor meets her liberator, seven decades later

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After 72 years, Marsha Kreuzman finally met Joe Barbella, one of the soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 11th Armored Division who helped liberate her from one of Hitler’s concentration camps

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